with Brittany Rouse & Natasha Mironov
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Find a little peace and relaxation with this calming and restorative type of yoga thats the perfect balance to all the craziness that happens in our day to day lives. In Yang varieties of yoga (Power or Vinyasa Flow), you ‘work against’ gravity to get your blood flowing and stress your muscles which leads to them regenerating stronger. With Yin yoga, you ‘use’ gravity as you hold a series of asanas (poses) for typically 3-5 min each. This allows you to passively lengthen your muscles and fascia (the tissue encasing the muscle fibers) resulting in improved range of motion and flexibility. Although there are numerous benefits to practicing Yin, most people say they come to Yin because it helps them relax, gives the body a chance to re-set, and they leave with a feeling of calmness and comfort that prepares them for whatever’s next.
The class will start with breath work (Ujjayi breathing), and a short meditation to clear your mind and bring you to your mat. A gentle warm up and few sun salutations will ease you into a breath-to-movement flow that is sure to make you sweat! You will know the hard part is coming to an end once we move into a core strengthening segment, followed by gentle stretching and cool down. Coming back to your intention, mindful meditation and breath work will guide you into Savasana. All classes will be capped in order to maintain personalization of your classes, so if your coming in to sweat, focus on your core, stretch a problem area, get into a pose you’ve been working on, or heal an injury, let Natasha know and she is happy to tailor your classes to meet your needs.
We start by bringing your attention to your mat, setting an intention, tapping into our Ujjayi breath to start warming the body from the inside out. Then we work into a breath to movement power flow to heat the body even more, and once the body is nice as warm we transition into a gentle stretch, releasing of all those muscles we just worked. Then we follow by 15-20 minutes or rolling out those hard working muscles with lacrosse balls. A perfect ratio of work and relaxation, building muscles/ stretching muscles, Yin/Yang……..
Natasha's yin class was exactly what I needed in my life. I compete professionally in beach volleyball and push my body to the limit but I also need to stay limber. This class was the perfect way to relax calmly into long, deep stretches. She has such a smooth calming voice too that really makes it an overall pleasant experience. If you're stressed and tired but still want to take care of you're body, you MUST go to one of Natasha's classes.
I finally made it to Natasha's Sunday evening Yin class, and I wish I had the opportunity to end every weekend in such a restorative and peaceful manner! She turns a gym environment into a beautiful and calming oasis with candlelight, a great selection of soothing music, and her very pleasant voice. I appreciated having all the props provided for the class, as well as the adjustments and attentiveness she gives to everyone. Thank you, Natasha, for your beautiful energy and for helping put me into a state of mind that made for a great night of sleep!
I took the Sunday night Yin class with Natasha, and let me tell you - I've never slept so soundly! It was the perfect way to unwind after a busy weekend. Natasha leaves no stone unturned - all you need to do is show up! She provides all the equipment (blocks, bolsters, straps) and does an amazing job of setting up a calm, peaceful ambiance. From candlelight, to essential oil diffuser, to her music selection, she makes it so easy to settle into your practice and let your body fully relax. I will definitely be back, thanks Natasha!
Natasha is passionate, kind, wonderful and knowledgable! I scheduled myself for her Wednesday night Vinyasa class and when her other students canceled (last minute) she offered me a private session at no additional charge! Some instructors would cancel the class entirely but she loves teaching and all of her students so she went out of her way to stay and help. I primarily wanted to work on my foundations - downward dog, chatturanga's and warrior poses. We ended up having a few minutes left in the hour so she went the extra mile and helped with my headstand variations! I feel more confident going into other local group yoga classes now that I've had adjustments to my foundations. I'm thankful for all her efforts and energy.
I'm a total yoga newbie but Natasha has made me feel super comfortable at the couple classes I've attended. She challenges you but also offers scaled versions of poses if something is too advanced. Her classes are relaxing but also a great workout at the same time! Being a crossfitter and beach volleyball player this is the perfect way to stretch out and work on mobility. I really look forward to taking more of her classes. She changes up the music too =P Classes are held in a nice clean facility (Beach Cities Training) and there is a good amount of parking on the street as well as the parking lot.
Beautiful Beach Yoga Class! Staring out into the ocean during yoga practice makes me feel so calmed and filled to the top with gratitude.
The Vinyasa Flow is an awesome class!! Great rhythm and poses for all levels 🙂 I really enjoyed the yin poses at the end helping to stretch out my deeply worked out sore muscles. Highly recommend!!!
Natasha is the best! She's super energetic and positive, I love being around her happy smile!!!
Natasha is amazing! Love her beach Flow classes, and always leave a Yin class feeling incredibly relaxed (she's even had to wake me up a few times at the end of class!)